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Hands on Projects are community led, creative initiatives that promote social cohesion and community learning. We offer auspicing and partnership support to local community led projects and programs that benefit the community and that meet our objectives.

Volunteers with the Free Range Library rescue good quality second hand books and distribute them to a growing list of street libraries, neighbourhood centres, boarding houses and community support agencies. Their mission is to bring books to people who love to read and when possible volunteers also distribute reading glasses. Books can be taken by anyone but are targeted in particular to people who might be homeless or might have challenges with managing a library membership. Books are donated by school libraries, book shops and by local people who love to know that their books are liberated from household bookshelves and are ranging freely in our community for others to enjoy. Books are free and don’t have to be returned though we do encourage them to be passed on or dropped at another free library location. Donations of good quality books are always welcome, thrillers and children’s books are especially popular. Contact us to arrange to drop off to the Free Range Library in Spring Hill or deliver to Communify at 180 Jubilee Tce Bardon.

At Communify’s kitchen in The Newmarket, volunteers from Community Canteen prepare nutritious, home-style cooked meals. Our dedicated chefs utilise quality food rescued by our charity partner, Second Bite, as well as ingredients purchased with donated funds. These ingredients are transformed into beautiful meals, which are then frozen and distributed to families escaping domestic violence, families staying in Brisbane while their children undergo medical treatment, and other community support services.

Learn more about Community Canteen here